Hiking Schedule

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Thank you to those that volunteered to start hikes in past seasons! Our club is very lucky to have energetic community minded members, and we would like to expand our Winter Season offerings.  Do you have a favorite 2-3 hr winter activity or hike to share for the 2018-19 season, beginning October 1, 2018?

 

To start a hike or other activity @ 10am for any Sat. or holiday, call or email Duncan Bailey for help with booking. 

860-334-7503         email Duncan at brtibailey@gmail.com

OTHER WINTER EVENTS THAT MAY BE PLANNED.

1. Snowshoeing
2.  Cross Country Skiing
3.  Mountain Bikes Rides

4. Ice Skating

5. Sledding

HIKER’s TIPS

  • All participants should carry personal ID and insurance information.
  • Hikers are encouraged to partner up if unsure of capabilities.hiking trail sign
  • Hikes/ Winter Events are on Saturday or Holidays Starting Hiking 10 AM unless posted otherwise.
  • Please arrive 15 min. early to sign in and gear up.
  • Rain Cancels hikes.
  • Wear Bright Colors/Blaze Orange Recommended and REQUIRED in R. I. Sept-May 31.
  • Hikers should carry their own water bottle and snack.
  • Pack-sized first aid kits are recommended for all outdoor activities.
  • Inclusion of hiking dogs is at the discretion of that hike’s starter. Thank you for keeping Hiking dogs leashed at all times.
  • Car Pool whenever possible.
  • CPL= Commuter Parking Lot
  • TBD= To be decided.

For any unanswered questions, please contact the Starter listed at the end of that hike description.

Hiking Links: Connecticut Explorer’s Guide, free online maps and guides.
Ten Essentials For A Safe Hike www.ctwoodlands.org

2018 – 2019 FALL, WINTER + SPRING Season Oct 2018 – April 2019

CURRENT HIKE SCHEDULE

Saturday,  Oct. 20, 2018, 10 AM, – Deb Kalwara Memorial Hike at WolfDen, Mashamoquet Park, Pomfret,Ct.  Moderate with some hills, 5 miles.

Please arrive at 9:45am for a 10 am hike start. Thank You!

Directions: Take I- 395 north to Exit 93, turn left onto Rte. 101 West. From CT 101, go left onto Wolf Den Rd. in Pomfret,( turn is just east of the junction with Rte. 44). Turn left again into the access rd. to parking lot near the ranger station.
Lunch to follow at the Vanilla Bean. Starters-Maureen & Jim 860.303.3727

Saturday,  Oct. 27, 2018, 10 AM  This Bluff Point State Park hike, now  cancelled due bad weather, has been rescheduled to Nov 3.

Tuesday Oct 30, 2018- 10 am  Tour  of “The Mystery And Myth of Ellis Ruley: 18 Paintings Reflect How This Son Of A Slave Saw The World” Exhibition, Converse Art Gallery, Norwich Free Academy, 108 Crescent St. Norwich, CT 06360

As there were no reservation requests through the previous week, this outing has been canceled.

The link remains should there be interest in viewing the exhibition through Dec. 9

Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 – 10:00AM   Bluff Point State Park, Groton, CT  interior and coastal trail hike.

Please arrive at 9:45 am for a prompt hike start at 10. Thank You!

Moderate 2 + hr/approx 6+ mi. hike on somewhat variable terrain, circumnavigating the wooded interior of the park, but also allowing for good views of Fisher’s Island Sound. Wear hiking shoes with good traction for negotiating leaf fall.

Directions from I-95 North or South in Groton, take  Exit 88.  If coming from the South turn right onto SR 117 South, and if from the North, turn left onto SR 117.  Turn right at the end onto  Rt. 1 South.  Take a left at the first light onto Depot Road and continue under railroad bridge to the end of the road and the main parking area.                  Starter: Jennifer Scott  860-460-6906

 

Saturday, Nov 10, 2018   Lyme Corner Trails (Hartman Park, Walbridge Woodlands, and Young Preserve)

Meet at 9:45 AM for a 10:00 AM start. for approx. 4 hour hike exploring Lyme Corner trails. Rain cancels
Directions:  Meet at Hartman Park parking lot on Gungy Rd in Lyme.
From Route 1 in Old Lyme, go north on Grassy Hill Rd-this becomes Gungy Rd north of Beaver Brook Rd.
Hartman Park parking lot is on the right.
Trail map is available at:
http://www.lymelandtrust.org/trail-maps/Lyme Corner Trails (Hartman Park, Walbridge Woodlands, and Young Preserve).
Leaders:
Debbie Tedford  datedfordct@gmail.com (860-373-8596)
Barry Gorfain barrygorfain@gmail.com  (860-705-3828)
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Saturday,  Nov. 17, 2018 – 10:00AM

Hike the Selden Creek / Brockway – Hawthorne Preserves, Lyme, Ct.

Route of choice includes very scenic overlooks out to Selden Island and Whalebone Creek Ravine, along with some steep hill hiking over unique terrain for 5 ½ – 6 miles, at 2 – 2 ½ mi/hr pace.

Prepare for wet-to-frozen hiking conditions, to include hiking poles, and boot traction as terrain is hilly with wet areas to negotiate.  Leashed, good-natured dogs welcome.

Meet by 9:45 AM at the Selden Creek Preserve-Ravine Trail parking pull-off on the West side of Joshuatown Rd. Lyme, Ct for a 10:00 AM start.

Directions:  From Old Lyme, take Rt. 156 North through Hamburg Cove, then continue for about ½ mile, turn left onto Joshuatown Rd,  travel for 3 ½ -4 miles. Parking area is on the left, opposite preserve sign on right.  From Rt. 82-Rt. 148 at Hadlyme Gen. Store, take Rt. 148 / Ferry Rd. West, following signs for Ct. River Hadlyme Ferry, turn left onto Joshuatown Rd.  Drive about 1 ½  miles to parking lot on right.

Please refer to this website page for all updates concerning this event.

Trail Map   http://www.lymelandtrust.org/new/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/SeldenRavineB-HpreserveDraft2017.pdf

Leaders: Mary Jo and Duncan Bailey.  Email:    brtibailey@gmail.com   860 334 7503

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Saturday,  Nov. 24, 2018 – 10:00AM – Hike Rocky Neck Niantic, CT.

Easy Thanksgiving weekend hike. Meet at dirt parking area across from Divine Wine Emporium on Rte 156, Niantic. west of Rocky Neck Connector.GPS: 275 W Main Street, Niantic, CT 06357 Starters:Gretchen and John-860-739-8575

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Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, 10 AM – Mystic, CT                                                            
‘The Mystic Tri’      Explore BeeBe Pond Preserve→MooreWoodlands→Pequot Woods via 5 mile loop hike. Variation of easy/ moderate terrain .
Meet: trail head located across from 220 Judson Ave, Mystic, CT 06355. Plenty of on-street parking.
Please arrive at 9:45 am for a prompt start at 10:00 a.m.                                  Note*** some areas of the trail can be wet and boggy- wear appropriate footwear.                   Leader: Cathryn Dolan 860-514-5847
Heavy rain or hazardous driving conditions cancel.

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Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, 10 AM – Groton, CT
Haley Farm→Merritt Family Farm ( a GOSA property) via 5.2 mile loop hike. Easy to slightly moderate terrain.
Hike details to be posted soon.

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Tuesday Jan.1, 2019- 10 am NEW YEARS DAY at West Exeter Baptist Church Parking Lot to Hike Arcadia Wildlife Management Area, Exeter, R.I

2 hour loop. Hike in any weather.  A “Hot chocolate stop” after apprx. 1hr. Bring yak traks, micro spikes, and/ or snow shoes if the weather and conditions warrant. Leader will provide a stove for heating. Bring your water, and favorite beverage, and cup.** R.I. enforces hikers to wear  200 square in. of Regulation Orange while on the trails.

Directions -Meet at West Exeter Baptist Church Parking Lot at junction of Rte 165 and Frosty Hollow Rd,  West Exeter, Rhode Island. Hazardous driving conditions Cancel. Leaders: Duncan and Mary Jo 860 334 7503 c. -860-514-5869 c.

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Saturday, Jan 12, 2019, 10 AM- East Lyme, CT                                                            Robert H. Goodwin Preserve, for a 6 mile hike/snowshoe. Easy/moderate terrain.
Meet: East Lyme High School, 30 Chesterfield Road, East Lyme, CT.
Please arrive at 9:45 am for a prompt departure at 10:00 a.m. to Trailhead (TH) ~1.2 miles away.
Due to the small size of the parking area at (TH), we may need to carpool depending on size of our group.
Note*** ice stabilizers may be needed as some trail surface can be ice covered. Leader: Cathryn Dolan 860-514-5847
Heavy rain or hazardous driving conditions cancel.

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The Walden Preserve, Salem, CT  Hike will be rescheduled later this season.

http://salemlandtrust.org/, 

****NOTE: If you would like to attend a hike or outing previously enjoyed, and /or assist in it’s development, please email Duncan to get things started.